okomido

ethical wedding rings, recycled gold & vintage diamonds

Santa Rosa, California · 71 Sales

okomido

ethical wedding rings, recycled gold & vintage diamonds

Santa Rosa, California 71 Sales On Etsy since 2014

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Announcement   **Please note: production of new pieces is currently ON HOLD after our out-of-state studio move. In-stock items in limited sizes will be listed shortly. Thank you for your patience!**

OKOMIDO is a modern, organic jewelry collection made exclusively with reclaimed and recycled precious metals, ethically-sourced gemstones and vintage diamonds. We specialize in modern, nature-inspired wedding bands and engagement rings, as well as pieces for layering and stacking.

Announcement

Last updated on Oct 29, 2016

**Please note: production of new pieces is currently ON HOLD after our out-of-state studio move. In-stock items in limited sizes will be listed shortly. Thank you for your patience!**

OKOMIDO is a modern, organic jewelry collection made exclusively with reclaimed and recycled precious metals, ethically-sourced gemstones and vintage diamonds. We specialize in modern, nature-inspired wedding bands and engagement rings, as well as pieces for layering and stacking.

Midori Ferris Wayne

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Midori Ferris Wayne

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morphenia

morphenia on May 13, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I just got the ring and it fits perfectly. Midori worked with me to make sure that it would be a snug fit with my e-ring and she worked wonders. I love the craftsmanship and look forward to wearing it everyday!

b2cortez

b2cortez on Mar 1, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

We love our rings! Ordering, communicating, and receiving was super easy. Thanks for the excellent service and products.

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About

Each piece of OKOMIDO jewelry tells a story.

While working at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston after college, OKOMIDO owner/designer Midori became obsessed with antique jewelry and jewelry history, and she found she had a knack for resuscitating friends' and colleagues' damaged or unwearable pieces, redesigning them into something fresh and modern. What started as a hobby eventually bloomed into a business creating beautiful, sustainable jewelry that is hand-made from completely recycled precious metals and vintage or ethically-sourced gemstones. After relocating from Boston to Northern California, the collection evolved to reflect the beautiful surrounding apple orchards and vineyards in West Sonoma County, drawing on organic themes with distinctive contrasts in materials and color. Emphasizing reclaimed materials, ethical sourcing and sustainable jewelry-making practices, OKOMIDO offers modern jewelry with a history and connection to previous generations.

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Shop members

  • Midori Ferris Wayne

    Owner, Designer

  • Matt Whitehead

    Master Fabricator

    Matt is a gem, and we don't use that term lightly. Model family man, accomplished goldsmith and creative problem-solver, his casting and fabricating is top-notch. We marvel as he takes a design from the barest sketch to fully-realized masterpiece.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 21, 2015
Well, hello! What a pleasure to see you. We're a small, independent studio creating beautiful, sustainable jewelry that is hand-made from completely recycled precious metals and vintage or ethically-sourced gemstones. Our inspiration comes from the beautiful Sonoma apple orchards and vineyards in which we are located, drawing on organic themes with distinctive contrasts in materials and color. Every item we make bears the unique, unmistakable hand of the craftsperson, unlike machine-made commercial jewelry. Our collection and process reflect our values as well as our distinct aesthetic, because we know you care about these things as much as we do.

A little more about us: Midori Ferris Wayne is the creative designer at the helm, managing production and client interactions. She ensures that each piece is exquisitely-crafted down to the last detail. Matt Whitehead is the master caster, meticulous setter, and talented torch-wielder with an incredible attention to texture and finish. The other member of this team is YOU, and it is an honor when we can work together to turn your vision for a meaningful custom piece into a completed wearable piece you can cherish.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
We want nothing more than for you to LOVE the jewelry we've made for you, but if, for some unforeseen reason it's not a match made in heaven, in-stock items are refundable/exchangeable within 10 days of receipt, less roundtrip shipping charges and a flat $50 re-stocking fee. Return arrangements MUST be made prior to shipping to us and item must be in unaltered, unworn condition. All made-to-order, custom work is created especially for you and is therefore non-refundable (including any re-sized rings).

**Very important** Following the care instructions provided with your item will ensure it remains in good condition, and we can't be held responsible if these guidelines aren't followed. Returns will not be accepted for items with expected general wear to finish or texture over time. Returns will not be accepted due to metal allergies or sensitivities, such as to the high copper content in shakudo or oxidization in silver.
Payment
We accept PayPal as well as Etsy gift cards and major credit cards. Payment must be received before any work is begun on your special order item.

California residents pay 8.75% sales tax, excluding shipping charges.
Shipping
Standard shipping is FedEx two-day, fully insured, and direct signature is required. We only use FedEx because delivery is reliable, jewelry insurance is cost-effective, and theft/loss is extremely rare. We consolidate shipping to two days per week so we can devote uninterrupted studio time to designing and creating your all-important jewelry! We'll do our best to ship in-stock orders within 3 days of the sale, while made-to-order items ship within 2 - 3 weeks. We'll email you to arrange delivery when your special order is ready to ship.

If you wish for expedited delivery, please contact us *before* placing your order to ensure that rush shipping is possible (additional charges apply). We want to accommodate your special deadlines whenever we can. Please be understanding that we are a tiny, independent business, not a behemoth commercial enterprise with multiple employees filling orders round the clock, down to the wire!

International orders must be arranged in advance. We will do our best to provide you with a shipping quote, but be advised that jewelry contents are specified in packaging, and you are responsible for any customs fees incurred. Delays in customs are common, and we cannot be responsible for rush orders.
Additional policies and FAQs
We will re-size most rings for you once, free of charge (one size difference only), if you cover shipping both ways. Shakudo rings which feature a gold lining can't be re-sized, so please double-check your sizing. Greater size discrepancies than one size may require additional precious metal, incurring an additional fee.

Please do your very best to make detailed decisions about your selection prior to placing your order. We want to get it right for you the first time, and changing your mind about metals, finishes, stone colors, etc. and repeated communications make mixups more likely (obviously to be avoided at all costs).

During this full production schedule in the busy wedding season, we are unable to accept requests for custom work using clients' own gemstones. At other points during the year, we occasionally work with an heirloom gemstone if it is accompanied by a detailed certificate of identification from a well-known, reputable gemological institute such as the GIA. We're sorry, but we can't provide any price quotes for custom work using your stone without such a report. The certification process is relatively affordable (between $60 - $100 for a diamond under a carat and slightly more for colored gemstones) and is critical for both your peace of mind and our liability. For more info and a fee schedule, click here: http://www.gia.edu/gem-lab-service/diamond-grading We also must regretfully decline setting your stone if internal characteristics make it vulnerable to damage during that process.